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Ceramics of Italy

The event, hosted by the Autumn 2004 MACEF, saw the participation of many Italian ceramists, from the great masters to emerging artists. The exhibition “Ceramiche d’Italia” was promoted by the magazine “D’Artigianato tra arte e design”, sponsored by the Associazione Italiana Città della Ceramica (Italian Cities of Ceramics Association) and organized in collaboration with the Ente Ceramica Faenza (Faenza Ceramics Association). The large area, set up at the Pavilion 1 of the Fiera Milano, collected a wide variety of ceramic products coming from a number of regions of the peninsula, from Sicily to Piedmont. The exhibition was organized in such a way as to point out the principal fields, towards which the common denominator ceramics, in terms of artistic craftsmanship, is heading: the artisanal production of ceramics for practical use and for decoration more closely tied to traditional models; artistic research, design research - or of design in the sector of production of furnishing objects and complements. Between these last two fields, often, the boundary is vague and it is not always possible to distinguish when we happen to see the work of great designers like Ettore Sottsass or Nino Caruso. How could Nedda Guidi realize her works without “being” an artist, a woman and a designer all at the same time? Ceramics lends itself readily to this intriguing game, and the MACEF show intended to bring this out presenting also a fine section of works created by diverse Italian artists, from the great masters to emerging

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Profile for Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte

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Italian Magazien about crafts

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Italian Magazien about crafts

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